It was recently revealed that Castle Rock will be returning for a season 2. I was excited to learn that Tim Robbins will be returning to the Stephen King universe. Robbins portrayed Andy Dufrensne in the critically acclaimed film The Shawshank Redemption. That film was based on the novella, Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption which appeared in Different Seasons by Stephen King.
Tim Robbins will portray Reginald “Pop” Merrill the cancer-stricken big shot of the Merrill crime family. Shawshank came out in 1994 and I’m glad to see Robbins return to add more to the Stephen King universe, and to Castle Rock the fictional town that has appeared in many of Kings works.
According to the synopsis on TVGUIDE Castle Rock season 2 will center on a feud between warring clans comes to a boil when budding psychopath Annie Wilkes, Stephen King’s nurse from hell, gets waylaid in Castle Rock.” That’s right were about to get a crazy Annie Wilkes origin story. Annie Wilkes was portrayed brilliantly by Kathy Bates in the film Misery which was based on the book by the same name.
Other notable actors joining the story will be Lizzy Caplan (Masters of Sex ) who will portray the young Annie Wilkes as she begins her downward spiral into being a crazy lady. Elsie Fisher, the breakout star of last year’s Eighth Grade, has been cast as Annie’s teenage daughter Joy, according to Deadline.
Hulu has yet to announce a release date for Castle Rock season 2, but you can bet that King fans will be waiting.
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